The File Extensions Database

.NARC File Extension

  • Developer by: Nintendo
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .NARC file?

.NARC is Nintendo DS Archive File

Archive file used by games for the Nintendo DS portable gaming system; may contain various game data, including graphics, text, and level information; typically contained within a Nintendo DS ROM file; can be unpacked with some editing tools.

NOTE: The New Super Mario Bros. (NSMB) editor can open NARC files for the New Super Mario Bros. DS game. The Mario Kart DS (MKDS) Course Modifier is used to edit Mario Kart DS courses and can open NARC files.

Programs that open Nintendo DS Archive File
NDS Editor
NARC Explorer
Puyo Tools
NSMB Editor
MKDS Course Modifier

How to solve problems with NARC files

  • Associate the NARC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any NARC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.NARC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the NARC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .NARC is Nintendo DS Archive File. Because only the current version supports the latest NARC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Nintendo manufacturer website after an available .NARC is Nintendo DS Archive File update.
  • To make sure that your NARC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.